Syringomyelia, a condition where fluid builds up in the spinal cord, can sometimes occur as the result of physical trauma. In the beginning phases of syringomyelia, a small cyst will form. Gradually over time, the cyst can fill with fluid and elongate.

People affected by syringomyelia often do not discover the problem since the initial symptoms aren’t easily noticeable. The disorder could cause nerve damage, back problems, and paralysis. In the most serious cases, syringomyelia can affect brain activity if the infection is located near the brain stem.

Workers who labor under extreme conditions could be subject to experiencing blunt force trauma. If a worker develops syringomyelia as a result of their injury, they could be eligible to receive workers’ compensation payments. If you have been injured while working in Indiana, an attorney at Hankey Marks & Crider may be able to help you receive benefits. Call (317) 634-8565 to learn more about our legal services.